Last Updated on January 26, 2023 by Faiza Murtaza
The series “The Return of Mukhtar” gave a minute of fame to many artists. That’s just their fate in the future developed so tragically that the fans began to seriously discuss the curse of the project.
Movies and TV shows featuring dogs are a win-win story. Such projects are loved by viewers of all ages, and Lassie and Commissioner Rex are the best confirmation of this. In 2004, NTV aired a Russian TV series about a faithful comrade named Mukhtar, who helps the police conduct investigations.
Unexpectedly, the success of the project was so impressive that the writers and producers began to shoot one season after another. For 15 years, “Return of Mukhtar” gathered hundreds of thousands of viewers at the screens. But not all of them knew what kind of dramas take place in the personal lives of their favorite actors outside the set.
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Alexander was a sought-after actor even before filming in the TV series The Return of Mukhtar, but then his popularity literally skyrocketed. Hundreds of fans went crazy over the artist, although he tried to control himself without destroying the image of a decent man. At the same time, in the artist’s personal life, both then and after, serious passions raged.
Nosik was in a serious relationship several times: his novels lasted for years, but never ended in weddings. Alexander went to the registry office only in the fall of 2011: a copyright specialist named Olga became his chosen one. It seemed that the lovers were really happy with each other, but when the singer Anastasia Krainova appeared on the horizon, Nosik simply could not resist.
“We had a relationship, but we didn’t date for very long. In fact, then he no longer lived with his wife, they simply were not divorced. And everything has begun! “How could she take a man away from the family …” Although I have a principle – not to meet with married people. We did not want to advertise our relationship, but we were caught – and away we go, ”Kraynova said in an interview for Sonya Kuzmina’s YouTube channel.
One way or another, this novel did not last long. After breaking up with Anastasia Nosik stopped commenting on his personal life. Until the 50-year-old actor remarried and became a father. For a long time there were rumors that Alexander could not have children. And although the actor categorically denied these speculations, they are still multiplying on the Web.
Charming Natalya Yunnikova, who played the role of Vasilisa Mikhailova, immediately attracted the audience. It seems that all the fans of the series sympathized with her character, without even realizing what hell the star had to go through. In her youth, Natalia faced both poverty and rape. While studying at a theater university, she was abused by another student from the directing department. What happened was a shock to Natalia and almost destroyed her life.
Then beloved Anton Fedotov was able to save the girl from sad thoughts. From him, the actress gave birth to her only son, Roland. Popularity did not come to Natalia immediately: for many years she had to survive on modest earnings, but the casting in the TV series “The Return of Mukhtar” changed everything. For six years of filming, the artist managed to gain both financial independence and success with the public. But Yunnikova was afraid to get stuck forever in the image of Vasilisa. In addition, on the site she fell in love with a colleague, but the relationship turned out to be extremely painful.
“One day I sat on the windowsill, looked down from my 11th floor and thought: “Why live if he doesn’t need me?” And at that moment, the son’s voice came from the corridor. It felt like a cold shower hit me – she immediately went down to the floor. Rollan saved me. How I later scolded myself: you have to be a finished person to allow at least the thought of suicide, ”the star shared.
After that incident, Yunnikova decided to leave the popular series forever. The actress was sure that she could continue her creative career, but the directors did not see her potential. Unsuccessful castings succeeded each other, the money ran out, and as a result, Natalia had to get a job as a seller. But the worst was ahead: in September 2017, the artist suddenly lost consciousness and hit her head hard. After hospitalization, Yunnikova was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage. Since the condition was severe, the doctors decided to put the star into an artificial coma, from which Natalia never came out.
The death of the artist shocked not only fans of the TV series “The Return of Mukhtar”, but also those who were not familiar with the reincarnations of the artist. Still, after all, the talented and popular Yunnikova was only 37 years old. Now her father is raising her son. Anton Fedotov tries not to comment on the tragedy, protecting the heir from the hype around the tragedy.
Alexei played in the series “The Return of Mukhtar” from the third to the eleventh seasons, becoming one of the main favorites of the audience. Fans associated the artist with the character, considering him a sincere and honest person.
Imagine their surprise when, in 2019, dirty details from the actor’s personal life surfaced. It turned out that Moiseev left his wife for a young mistress. Soon, Alexander’s new darling became pregnant, but a DNA test confirmed that the father of the child is not a popular actor.
For Moiseev, all these upheavals were a shock. By some miracle, he was able to beg forgiveness from his wife and returned to his family. But soon another person, who was also quickly exposed, announced about the pregnancy from the star of “Return of Mukhtar”. All these ups and downs had a negative impact on the reputation of the actor. Of course, now he continues to act, but his image among the fans has noticeably deteriorated. Alexey himself is increasingly complaining that he is tired of the monotonous roles in crime series.
Sergei Dmitrievich is, without exaggeration, a legendary artist who worked mainly on Ukrainian projects. Despite the fact that the actor appeared in only a few episodes of The Return of Mukhtar, fans remembered him and fell in love with him. That is why the news of Romanyuk’s death was even more shocking.
The actor died unexpectedly on March 3, 2019 in Ivano-Frankivsk. What happened was a shock to many of Sergei Dmitrievich’s acquaintances, because he never complained about his health. “Despite his age, he was full of energy and plans. I was preparing for performances with the Novy Theatre, and could give odds to any young person,” said the mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk.
And while some fans tried to find out the cause of the death of the star, others began to talk about the possible curse of the series “Return of Mukhtar”. Now Romanyuk is remembered mainly in the context of a popular project, although there are many other prominent roles in his filmography.
Oksana stayed in the series almost longer than all her colleagues: her Jeanette appeared on the screens from the first to the eleventh seasons. For such a huge period, the heroine has experienced dozens of personal and professional upheavals.
As it turned out, the personal life of Stashenko herself was no less eventful. The actress got married six times and in addition had several serious novels. During the long love failures, the star faced both domestic violence and betrayal. At some point, she stopped believing in ideal men, but the meeting with her current chosen one Vlad changed everything. The couple have been happily married for more than 10 years, regularly talking about feelings.
Stashenko’s only unfulfilled dream is heirs. At 55, the actress continues to dream about children, although she rarely talks about the secret.
Taras played a small role in The Return of Mukhtar. Then, back in 2012, the artist was just starting his creative path, so he grabbed literally any job. Later, many worthy films appeared in Melnichuk’s filmography, but his career path was interrupted after a terrible diagnosis was made: back in 2015, Taras was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
The actor decided not to give up and took up the fight against the diagnosis. Colleagues helped Melnichuk raise funds for treatment in Israel, and local therapy even gave results. But they turned out to be short-lived. In 2018, the actor’s condition deteriorated sharply, and a couple of weeks before the New Year, the actor died at the age of 27.
Then the fans literally overwhelmed Taras’s relatives with condolences. Relatives of the actor admitted that until the last moment he did not lose hope for recovery, believing in a happy future.
The sex symbol of perestroika also starred in The Return of Mukhtar, and she worked on the series for about five years. However, fans remember the star not for this role, but for her frank tapes of the early 90s. Then Nazareva was called the Russian Brigitte Bardot.
Of course, there were legends about the star’s novels, but all her life she was faithful to the only man – director Alexander Polynnikov. The lovers were separated by an age difference of 28 years, but this did not bother them at all.
Nazareva and Polynnikov are still together. That’s just the children in the marriage of the spouses did not appear. For a long time, Anna thought about IVF, but did not decide on the procedure, because it contradicts her Orthodox beliefs
Now Nazareva is also faced with an even more painful tragedy – oblivion. Since 2016, the star has not acted in films, and viewers rarely remember her. “Now I have a difficult period. She starred in the film “The Godmother” and since then I have only been playing in private performances. But I believe that the directors have not forgotten about me. Although the age is already quite solid, ”the actress shared a couple of years ago.
The evil rock of the series “The Return of Mukhtar” affected not only the actors. In 2019, fans were shocked by the news of the death of director Vladimir Zlatoustovsky, who had been working on a criminal project for over 10 years! Relatives emphasized that the director remained cheerful until the last days of his life and made plans related to new shootings.
In addition to working on The Return of Mukhtar, Vladimir Borisovich was known for starring in the legendary Officers and recording the main composition for the film. Of course, many actors of The Return of Mukhtar brought condolences to Zlatoustovsky’s relatives, emphasizing that the director was a teacher and mentor for them.